• Bay State Animal Cooperative

    A safe, loving, no-kill shelter for Animals



    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Turnaround Training

    61 Endicott Street

    Norwood, MA


  • Donate Now

    Your tax-deductible gift to the Bay State Animal Cooperative helps ensure animals in distress receive the care they need, as well as a chance to be adopted into a caring home.


    We gratefully accept any amount. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. and mail to:

    Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc.
    47 Windsor Road
    Norwood, MA 02062

  • About BSAC

    Our mission is to practice a no-kill philosophy while providing humane resources and services aimed at reducing animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.

    We work cooperatively with other humane organizations, local municipalities and the community to develop and implement programs including but not limited to: low-cost spay/neuter assistance, low-cost medical care, trap-neuter-return (TNR), community outreach programs and events, sheltering and adoption, mobile medical, adoption and education services, fundraising events, and a sanctuary.

    We are funded by donations and operate entirely by volunteers.

    BSAC is a 501(c)3 charitable/non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Our Cats

    Information, Successes, and Featured Cats for Adoption

    Applications can be downloaded here

    Our BSAC

    An Intro to BSAC.

    Calvin and Dorothy

    About Calvin and Dorothy

    Calvin and Dorothy are a bonded pair of adult cats. Their present loving family is growing and it is possible the new dynamics are causing some distress behaviors that the family can no longer accommodate. Calvin is a 15-year old, orange tabby male. He is a loving and smart cat as well as healthy and young at heart. Dorothy is a very healthy 13- year old female calico. She has a beautiful fluffy coat that she keeps impeccably clean. She is sweet and loves to snuggle. They have been together for the

    last 13 years and are the best of friends who get along very well as playmates and sleep buddies. Would love for them to go to a nice loving home as a pair, as they have never been apart.


    About Spike

    He is an older cat. we think 5+ years. Has FIV. Gets along great with other cats but does not like dogs. He is quite a character.

    He is in foster care so visitation is by appointment only.

    We require an adoption application which can be obtained on our website at www.baystateanimals.org/Adoption.


    About Baby

    We have some sad news about Baby. She tested positive for cancer and is now considered one of our sponsorships cats and is in need of a sponsor to assist with her palliative care. She has a loving foster home but medical expenses can be prohibitively expensive so if you would like to sponsor Baby go to http://www.bayststeanimals.org/#donate and on our donate form where it states add special instructions to the seller, type in sponsorship for Baby. Thank you all so much for your continued support of our cats and kittens! We couldn't do this without you!

    Merry Go Round

    About Merry Go Round

    Merry Go Round is a rescue from a backyard where a kind man was feeding Merry and 2 other litter mates and the mom. Merry is now ready to be adopted and might be best suited to a calm environment where she can explore her environment and have a sunny window to sit in. She is a youngster and has a longtime ahead of her to enjoy a forever home with someone. I am in foster so if you want to meet me, please

    make an appointment- I'll be waiting to meet you.



    About Binx

    Binx is a very lucky cat! She survived being hit by a car in October and now is ready for a new home. She has a beautiful,soft black coat. This young cat will need a patient, calm home as she adjusts to homelife. She likes being brushed and petted but needs a slow approach as she is a bit wary of new people and new surroundings.
    Just like Binx, the black cat from the movie Hocus Pocus, she is ready to start anew.


    About Tigor

    Tigor is super sweet and loves attention but responds to any approach defensively. He's about 1 1/2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. He has great potential. Tigor enjoys the company of other cats. He came from home with lots of cats so individual attention was difficult to come by when he was a kitten.He will need an experienced and patient owner. Significant references will be requested.


    About Piper


    Piper-I’m sweet and friendly with humans and cats, and am crazy about getting patted! I tolerate dogs. I had surgery for breast cancer recently, and I’m REALLY glad to say my prognosis is good! However, there is always a chance that the tumor could return.


    About Maya

    Maya was surrendered after residing with the same family for 12 years. The tiny humans in her home were recently diagnosed with pet dander induced asthma hence she needed a new home. She is healthy but is a bit disturbed by the recent change in her life. She would prefer to be with a patient and feline experienced family who gets what it means when someone says, she's truly a Calico kitty! Currently she is a bit distraught and needs plenty of time to settle into a new home. She does not want to live with other cats and a quiet relaxed family with adults might be the best option for Maya. We would consider a foster home for Maya-she really needs to be the only cat in the house! Please consider giving her the home she surely deserves to live the rest of her healthy, happy years!


    About Mikey

    If you are interested in a curious, fun, young, male cat for your family, then Mikey is the youngster for you.




    Kitten 2

    About Kitten 2

     She is playful and loves her human caretakers. She has had a wonderful start with her 5 siblings and mom in a loving environment. Now she is ready to start her own life adventure with the right family. Fill in an application and she could be yours. The little Miss has also been microchipped.





  • Adoption

    Click here to see our cats on Petfinder! You can apply online here or download our Adoption Application in Word Format.

    You can visit any of our cats by appointment to see them in their foster homes. Please note this can only be done by making an appointment so that we may have one of our volunteers assist you. For an appointment, contact us via email at info@baystateanimals.org.


    Please bring all members of your household.


    Please try not to get attached to a particular cat. Our adoption counselors are trained to work with you to find the best match for your household.


    When submitting an adoption application, please include information about your past and current pets, veterinarian, your housing situation, etc.


  • How to Help

    Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by offering to match employee gifts. We are currently partners with Bank of America and State Street Bank. Monetary contributions can also be made for the time you volunteer to our organization, please inquire! Please contact the appropriate representative at your employer such as Human Resources department to find out if they match contributions to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. It is an easy way to make your generosity go even further in helping animals.


    Volunteer! We can always use an extra pair of hands.

    Some volunteer opportunities include:

    Foster parenting

    Adoption application specialist (we will train you)

    Adoption counselor (we will train you)

    Miscellaneous volunteer opportunities include:

    animal transport to and from vet appointments,

    fund raising,

    food sorting,

    adoption meet and greet representative,

    and more....

    New volunteer ideas are always welcome!

    Please fill out a volunteer application form.


    If you or your company own a van or truck that can be used to transport donated food items, we could use your help. The Greater Boston Food Bank collects pet food for distribution. We could use your vehicle to bring these items to Norwood. The miles that you drive for us, are tax deductible.


    Here is a wish list of items we can always use and will graciously accept:

    Any unopened Cat food, wet or dry.

    Kitten food, wet and dry, is always needed.

    Kitten KMR replacement milk, saves lives of many orphaned kittens each year.

    Scratching posts.


    Cat Litter, lots and lots of cat litter!

    The following tick and flea products: Frontline, Advantage, Adams flea bombs, and products available online like: Capstar (flea control-under 9 lb wt. dose), Vet. Chem Carpet, Yard and animal flea sprays and powders.

    Inquire via email if you want resources for these products.

    Let us know via email, and we will gladly arrange for pickup of any donations.


    Keep an eye on our web site for special events. From time to time we have fund raising events.


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